The youngster who reads voraciously, though indiscriminately, does not necessarily gain in wisdom over the teenager who is more selective in his reading choices.

1. voracious [vo`reʃəs](adj.) a voracious person or animal eats a large amount of food

    Example: After skiing, I find that I have a voracious appetite.

   (adj.) very keen to learn or to do something

   a voracious appetite for sth

   Example: She has always had a voracious appetite for reading.

   (adj.) willing to do anything in order to get money or gain an advantage

   voraciously(adv.), voraciousness(n.), voracity(n.)

2. indiscriminate [͵ɪndɪ`skrɪmənɪt](adj.) done without considering who or what you harm or damage

    Example: Modern warfare often results in the indiscriminate killing of combatants and innocent civilians alike.

    (adj.) done without choosing or judging carefully

    indiscriminately(adv.)

in- = nagative; not

A young man who has read the life story of every eminent athlete of the twentieth century, or a coed who has steeped herself in every social-protest novel she can get her hands on, may very well be learning all there is to know in a very limited area.

3. eminent[`ɛmənənt](adj.) important, respected, and admired

    Example: The eminent author received the Nobel Prize for literature.

   eminently(adv.)[formal] very or very much

    Example: Mike seemed eminently more intelligent than the rest of the team.

   eminence(n.)[formal] importance because of impressive achievements, character, or status

4. steep(adj.) a steep slope rises quickly and is difficult to climb

    (adj.) a steep drop or fall is sudden and nearly

    (adj.) steep prices are very high

    steeply(adv.), steepness(n.)

    (v.) to leave something such as food or cloth in a liquid for some time

    be steeped in sth : to have a lot of a particular quality or thing

    Example: My cousin is so steeped in schoolwork that his friends call him a bookworm.

But books are replete with so many wonders that it is often discouraging to see bright young people limit their own experiences.

5. replete [rɪ`plit](adj.) [very formal] full of something +with

    Example: For him, the city was replete with memories.

    (adj.) feeling that you do not want anything more to eat

 

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